##THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN RETIRED! ###(Do you want it?) My sincerest apologies to everyone who has been waiting on some kind of response to issues and/or PRs on this project. Writing open source software is something I love to do - but the unfortunate reality is that I only have so much time to spread between my various projects after I focus on the things that matter the most to me. I'm no longer using KnockoutJS on a daily basis (haven't been for a while), and if I were on a KO project, I'd be using RequireJS and an approach like what my friend Ryan Niemeyer recommends (to load external templates). This template engine extension was created for an internal intranet site where multiple round trips and non-bundling of dependencies wasn't really a problem. If you are building public facing sites, I highly recommend looking at Ryan's recommendations, and use a more substantial loader & module setup (like RequireJS), or have a build step that concats your templates into your host page(s) before deployment, etc. If you are an active member of the KO OSS "community", and want to take over this project, I'm happy to hand it off to you. Just get in touch with me on twitter to start the conversation.